With its expert advice and warm tones, The Amish Canning Cookbook will become a beloved companion to those who love the tradition, frugality, and homestyle flavor of Amish cooking!
Readers will appreciate the scores of tasty, easy-to-prepare recipes such as Scrapple, Graham "Nuts" Cereal, Potato Rivvel Soup, Amish Dressing, and Snitz Pie. At the same time they'll learn a bit about the Amish, savor interesting tidbits from the "Amish Kitchen Wisdom" sections, find out just how much food it takes to feed the large number of folks attending preaching services, barn raisings, weddings, and work frolics, and much more.
The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook is filled with good, old-fashioned family meal ideas to help bring the simple life home!
You don't have to forego electricity or drive a horse and buggy to have your life and house benefit from the sweet simplicity of Amish remedies. You will find these home remedies to be so much easier and less expensive that you will wonder why you've been using chemicals for all of these years. You will also find information about Amish and Mennonite stores in case you wish to order practical products Plain people use and enjoy.
Let these old-fashioned but eminently useful and effective options bring the simple life into your home every day.
Serve warmth and comfort straight from the oven when you use any of these 99 amazing Amish recipes to bake something special for your loved ones.
The latest installment in Georgia Varozza's popular series of Amish cookbooks, 99 Favorite Amish Recipes for Breads, Rolls, and Muffins is your helpful guide to plain and simple baking.
Discover how easy it is to make hearty and wholesome baked goods, including
Enjoy these time-tested recipes—with Amish goodness already baked in.
Learn to prepare easy and delicious dishes for your family, includingcaramel apple piefarmer's stewshoofly piehaystack supperhomemade noodles
Bring the simple life home!
Georgia Varozza, author of 99 Favorite Amish Recipes and The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook, presents 99 Favorite Amish Soups and Stews. This little cookbook is packed with recipes for delicious soups and hearty stews, along with tasty side dishes to round out your meal.
All you need are a few basic ingredients and some savory spices to make appealing meals that are sure to become family favorites. Learn how to create...
...and other filling fare!
Whether you're looking for some comfort food for a cold night or preparing to serve a potluck dinner, this cookbook is the perfect go-to resource. When you bring the warmth and simplicity of Amish cooking to the table, everyone comes away satisfied.
Do you have a sweet tooth? You're definitely not alone. The average American consumes 130 pounds of added sugar every year—that's 22 teaspoons per day! High-sugar diets have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and a host of dental problems.
Popular cookbook author Georgia Varozza is here to gently guide you toward trimming some of the sugar from your diet and offer a better, more healthful way to eat. You'll be amazed at all the tasty meals you can make and still tame your craving for sweets:Mushroom Soup with Parmesan CheeseOriental Pea and Shrimp SaladBlack Beans with Pork and Citrus SauceChocolatey Oatmeal, Coconut, and Banana CookiesPumpkin Cranberry Muffins
...and many more!
With expert advice, helpful encouragement, and delicious, nutritious recipes, The Sugar Smart Cookbook is your go-to guide for healthy eating.
Includes links to 50 Healthy Mexican Recipe Videos
Preserving food to last through the cold months or packaging or bottling it to travel long distances has long been a concern. Napoleon stated, "An army travels on its stomach." He was referring to the problems involved with transporting sufficient food to keep his men fed. The Napoleonic soldiers were often hungry, thanks to the difficulty of transporting fresh food. Just to show that he was serious about solving this problem, he offered a reward of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a solution.
The award was given to Nicholas Appert in 1810. After trying a variety of methods – including attempting to remove air from his glass jars – he devised a method that worked. The food was placed in a glass bottle, then corked and sealed with wax. The glass bottles were then wrapped in canvas, and boiled in water. The result was bottled foodstuffs that could be transported, even though the jars were breakable. Appert published a book titled, The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances.
Two years later, Brian Donkin found a way to substitute tin for the fragile glass, and the canning industry was born. It made its way to American, where Gail Borden used the technique to preserve milk so it could be transported to the inner cities.
There were problems along the way with this journey toward portable food preservation. The first was the sealant used on the cans. The early ones were soldered closed using lead solder. Of course, if you are on a battlefield where you could be shot down at any minute, lead poisoning probably isn't high on your list of worries. Second, it took forty years before anyone invented a can opener. Napoleon's men were forced to use their swords to open the cans, a process that probably didn't do the sword any good, and no doubt was less than satisfactory for getting those cans opened without spilling the contents.
Readers might be wondering at this point why modern home canning is usually done in glass jars, following methods that are similar to the ones Appert developed. The answer is somewhat complex.
Canning in metal requires more specialized equipment than canning in jars. Once the cans are filled, the lids must be sealed on. The cans will then need to be heated to destroy bacteria. (The first ones were made fifty years before Louis Pasteur did his ground-breaking work, so neither Appert or Donkin knew why it was that some cans would be just fine, while others would spoil. In early canning efforts, if the can was sealed and did not bulge, it was presumed to be safe to eat. No one knew about botulism, that hidden killer that can lurk in an improperly bottled jar of green beans.
The equipment for canning in tins is more expensive than that needed to can in glass bottles. It is also easier to see if the food is still good when it is preserved in transparent glass. Incidentally, "can" is short for "canister." As we all know, canisters can be made from all sorts of materials, so if you've ever wondered why foodstuffs preserved in glass jars was said to the "canned," rather than "bottled", that is the explanation.
Since this is a book about the very basics of home canning, it only addresses putting up your food in glass. Preserving food in metal cylinders requires a specialized sealer is a technique for experienced food preservers.
As the disaster drags on for days, weeks, months or even years, food scarcity and starvation will fuel people’s desperation. Even preppers like you will need more than dried beans and rice to survive. With The Prepper’s Canning Guide, you’ll learn the lifesaving techniques to take your food storage to the next level, including how to:
• Store nutrition-packed foods
• Create delicious MREs
• Can protein-rich meat and poultry
• Make canned produce last longer
• Use time-tested water-bath methods
• Utilize modern pressure canning
From food safety guidelines to grid failure canning tips, this book will guarantee your family stays safe, secure and well-fed.
In this humorous handbook, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, host of All Things Southern, reveals the all-important lessons Southern Mamas teach their daughters. Readers will discover why blue eye shadow is trashy and learn to interpret regional dialect like the Southern Mama APB, a bulletin translated on Southern streets as: ?Give your heart to Jesus, girl, because your butt is all mine!? Shellie carefully breaks down the teachings behind those famous manners and social graces through her firsthand observations and dry wit. Here?s everything you need to know from how to cope with the unexpected, compete in the Mr. Right Game Show, and raise children?to how to keep that marriage knot tied tight over time. Woven with quotes from real Southern Mamas and sprinkled with recipes and other Southern secrets, this book?s a bona-fide celebration of all things south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Topics include energy costs, good health practices, low cost food and recipes even inexperienced cooks can manage. There is information on end-of-life issues, how to keep legal documents safe, affordable weddings and helping children feel safe through it all.
This book is not about how to invest your money or whether you should cash in your 401k (there are plenty of those). This book is intended to make sure your children never go to bed hungry.
Compiled by author Nancy Barry, the stories include appearances by angels and good Samaritans, prayers that have been answered, and the witnessing of unexplainable miracles. In “Great Balls of Fire,” Shirley Jones tells how listening to a message from God saved her house from ruin during a storm. In “A Smooth and Quiet Ride,” Daniel Street describes being rescued by an angel on a bitter night when his vehicle broke down. “Sometimes You Have to Ask” relates how a prayer for a boy’s new eyeglasses was answered by a thoughtful neighbor.
With recipes and household hints included, Lightning Bugs and Sunday School offers a plethora of faith-based stories and recollections that provide inspiration and guidance.
Their goals were simple. To build the farm with recycled materials when possible, grow food without the use of chemicals or pesticides, and create the entire venture with zero debt. And most importantly - to have FUN doing it! This book is their story of just how they accomplished that dream!
Starting from scratch, they worked together to convert an overgrown 3 acre field into a thriving organic homestead that now produces over 75% of their family's food. They have done it all on a budget - including a barn and chicken coop constructed at near zero cost from recycled and reclaimed materials.
Each and every day, more and more people from every walk of life want to simplify and de-clutter their lives, perhaps grow their first garden, preserve their own food, or raise a few chickens for their own eggs. They want to eat healthier, cut out preservatives - and learn to be responsible for their own food and life choices. The problem - they don't know where to begin!
In 2012, they created a website to document the entire process. With over 18 million views and 100,000+ followers from 235 countries around world - it has now become a go-to source of inspiration for those wanting to slow down and live a more meaningful and simple life.
Growing Simple not only covers their unique story of creating our little "farm" - but serves to teach, inspire and share the tips, hints and tricks that were learned along the way. From gardening, cooking, canning and preserving much of their own food - to using recycled materials like pallets and reclaimed barn wood to rebuild and create everything needed along the way, all the while using a zero-debt philosophy.
For twelve years, Steve Dowdney was the owner and chief operator of South Carolina's premiere small batch processing and canning company. As founder of Rockland Plantation Products, he takes great pride in the knowledge that the company's products taste exactly like the best of a grandmother's home put up stores. An avid writer with a novel in the works, Dowdney is a former Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces qualified combat veteran, and a graduate of The Citadel where he and fellow classmate Pat Conroy co-wrote the yearbook. He resides in Charleston, SC.
In Putting Up, author Steve Dowdney colorfully and descriptively guides readers safely through the home canning process. In his plainspoken narrative, Dowdney explains how to put up crops harvested during each month of the year and includes 65 of the most popular and delicious recipes he produces for his successful canning business. Also included is a resource section that contains information on where all essential canning supplies can be purchased. More than just a how-to manual, Putting Up is a wonderful guide for canners and non-canners alike. It is chock full of anecdotes, stories and vignettes of a long gone agrarian south that filled the author's youth and still fills his heart and memory.
With dozens of recipes, tips, secrets, and necessary tools included in this modern bread-making book, you are sure to find something to please the palate of every member of your family.
both new and experienced to start baking and to share the delicious results.
Finally! A baking book for every kind of home and lifestyle. I’ve had the
good luck to try many of these treats and found the constant ingredient is love –be sure to include it when you bake. I’m defi nitely buying this book!
Mayur Sharma — Highway on My Plate
When I tasted Prayma’s baking, what a delightful surprise to fi nd that her delicious confections—chocolate cake, brownies, cookies and more—
are all made without eggs. Th ese classic treats will appeal to everyone.
If you fi nd baking intimidating, these user-friendly recipes are for you.
Sita Raina — Co-founder and Director of Th e Peninsula Studios
Th ese recipes produce delicious results—I’ve sampled them—and they use readily available ingredients. Th e instructions are clear and easy to follow,and the excellent introductory information will help every baker succeed.
Kristin Jarden — Author, Kristin Jarden’s